Monthly Archives: July 2018

Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) Position Increased by Federated Investors Inc. PA

Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 3.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 9,721 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 367 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $2,024,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,829 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,350,000 after purchasing an additional 243 shares during the last quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 23.1% in the first quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,310 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 246 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 10.7% in the fourth quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 2,617 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $518,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 9.2% in the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 3,054 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $636,000 after purchasing an additional 257 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 47.8% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,330 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $263,000 after purchasing an additional 430 shares during the last quarter. 98.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In other news, SVP Deepak Nayar sold 7,047 shares of Littelfuse stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $209.05, for a total transaction of $1,473,175.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 7,881 shares in the company, valued at $1,647,523.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Ryan K. Stafford sold 8,027 shares of Littelfuse stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $223.36, for a total transaction of $1,792,910.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 38,729 shares of company stock valued at $8,477,254 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

LFUS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $236.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $212.75.

Shares of LFUS opened at $226.24 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.68, a current ratio of 3.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Littelfuse, Inc. has a one year low of $157.91 and a one year high of $227.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.03.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The technology company reported $2.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.81 by $0.58. Littelfuse had a net margin of 8.62% and a return on equity of 18.83%. The business had revenue of $417.81 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $391.22 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.69 earnings per share. Littelfuse’s quarterly revenue was up 46.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Littelfuse, Inc. will post 9.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 24th were issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 23rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.65%. Littelfuse’s payout ratio is 19.12%.

Littelfuse Profile

Littelfuse, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection products worldwide. The company's Electronics segment offers fuses and fuse accessories, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, varistors, and gas discharge tubes; and semiconductor and power semiconductor products, such as discrete transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes, TVS diode arrays, protection and switching thyristors, silicon carbide, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, and silicon carbide diodes, as well as insulated gate bipolar transistors.

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Top Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019

Canada is ready to play hard ball with President Trump.

Canadian leaders are pushing back after the Trump administration slapped 20% tariffs Monday night on Canadian lumber, along with individual tariffs on five specific firms that ranged from 3% to 24%.

“When it comes to defending Canada’s economic interests, we’re going to play hard,” Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told CNN Tuesday.

Freeland’s sharp reminder: We like to be nice, but don’t mess with us.

“We’re nice guys: Politeness is something we believe is a national virtue, but it’s not an accident that hockey is our national sport,” Freeland noted.

President Trump separately told reporters he’s not afraid of a trade war with Canada: “We have massive trade deficits. So when we’re the country with the deficits, we have no fear.”

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also said Tuesday at the White House that Canada wasn’t being a “good neighbor,” alleging it was selling lumber at unfair prices.

Top Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In March, FERC dropped a bombshell on MLP investors by reversing a long-standing policy that had allowed these entities to collect an additional fee to cover income taxes as part of their cost-of-service rates on long-haul pipelines. This rule change weighed heavily on MLPs that were majority-owned by other energy companies, since they used this rate structure to cover the taxes they would pay on the income received from their MLPs. Among the hardest hit were Dominion Energy Midstream Partners — owned by utility Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) — and TC Pipelines, controlled by Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Meanwhile, Enbridge Energy Partners and Spectra Energy Partners, which are both sponsored by Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), also sold off on that early-spring news, which subsequently led Enbridge to offer to acquire its MLPs.

  • [By Zacks]

    Moreover, TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP)'s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline – expected to carry heavy crude from Alberta to refineries in the United States – is yet to get a final investment decision. The midstream company had secured 20 years commitment for 500 thousand barrels per day for the pipeline and received Alberta government's support. However, the Nebraska government sanctioned the Mainline Alternative Route for the controversial project, which is longer than the company's preferred route and has forced it to review the alternative route keeping the final decision on hold.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    For years, Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) has used its master limited partnership (MLP) TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) as a source of capital by dropping down assets to that entity in exchange for cash. However, a regulatory policy change earlier in the year hit TC Pipelines hard, which caused the MLP to slash its distribution to investors. These changes have weighed heavily on the MLP’s valuation and access to capital. Because of that, TransCanada no longer believes it can use TC Pipelines as a viable funding option.

Top Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.41 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.07%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    3M (MMM) : “The company said that March might be weak, and that was all she wrote. “

    Granite Construction (GVA) : “No, I’d rather see you in Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) .”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow Jones industrial average has a new worst-performing stock this week. Industrial giant 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) snatched the title away even though shares added about 1% in the holiday-shortened week. For the year to date, 3M stock is down 16.1%

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    While you may not recognize the products they make if you saw them, right now I think AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and 3M (NYSE:MMM) are great buys for investors, and could even be called industrial growth stocks.

Top Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

LuckChain (BASH) Reaches One Day Volume of $0.00

LuckChain (CURRENCY:BASH) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on July 22nd. LuckChain has a total market capitalization of $2.95 million and $0.00 worth of LuckChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, LuckChain has traded up 18.6% against the US dollar. One LuckChain coin can now be purchased for about $0.0041 or 0.00000061 BTC on exchanges including YoBit and C-CEX.

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TokenPay (TPAY) traded 0.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $3.73 or 0.00049977 BTC. GoNetwork (GOT) traded up 4.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.56 or 0.00007564 BTC. SaluS (SLS) traded 3.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $25.93 or 0.00347473 BTC. Nectar (NEC) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.32 or 0.00004241 BTC. HempCoin (THC) traded 8.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0707 or 0.00000947 BTC. ECC (ECC) traded down 2.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0006 or 0.00000008 BTC. Linda (LINDA) traded 5.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0016 or 0.00000022 BTC. VeriCoin (VRC) traded 2.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.32 or 0.00004265 BTC. ToaCoin (TOA) traded 5.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0031 or 0.00000042 BTC. Phantasma (SOUL) traded 6.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00001698 BTC.

LuckChain Coin Profile

LuckChain (CRYPTO:BASH) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. LuckChain’s total supply is 715,868,299 coins. LuckChain’s official Twitter account is @Luck_Chain. LuckChain’s official message board is bbs.luckchain.org. The official website for LuckChain is luckchain.org.

LuckChain Coin Trading

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Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now

The broader indicesare trading on apositive note this Tuesday afternoon with the Nifty tradinghigher by 60 points at 10,848 and the Sensex added 214 points at 35,705.

Pharma stocks gained the most led by Dr Reddy’s Labs, Lupin, Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila Healthcare, Divis Labs, Glenmark Pharma and Sun Pharma.

Nifty PSU bank was up 1.5 percent led by State Bank of India which gained 2 percent while OBC, Bank of India and Union Bank of India were the other gainers.

From the oil & gas space, Reliance Industries added over 1 percent while HPCL and IOC were the other gainers.

related news Usha Martin hits 52-week high on board approval for sale of steel business Orchid Pharma locked in 5% upper circuit post EU GMP certification

The top gainers among Nifty constituents were Lupin, Dr Reddy’s Labs, State Bank of India, ITC and IndusInd Bank.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies is in the midst of a major transition. It recently agreed to acquire the rest of its MLP, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ), in a $10.4 billion deal. The pipeline giant is making this acquisition so that it can more easily finance the expansion projects Williams Partners has under development. The transaction would allow it to free up some cash flow and improve its credit metrics, giving it more financial flexibility.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 68.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 30,532 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 65,576 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $444,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) which rose about 6% to $16.05. The stocks 52-week range is $11.93 to $25.96. Volume was 8.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 123,421 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,839 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $1,794,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Range Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.3371462950661 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC acquired a new position in shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 30,040 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $297,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 13,609 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $135,000.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    So what’s an investor to do? Owning the companies best-positioned to profit is a great place to start. Consider two of Big Oil’s finest inRoyal Dutch Shell plc (ADR)(NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B)andTotal SA (ADR)(NYSE:TOT), offshore drillerTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG) and natural gas for transportation specialistClean Energy Fuels Corp(NASDAQ:CLNE).

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of these leaders. The U.S. oil giant announced a multi-billion-dollar buyback in late 2016, which has helped catapult its stock 55% higher since then, vastly outperforming the nearly 23% gain from the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:IEO), which holds more than 60 U.S.-focused oil and gas stocks. Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), meanwhile, has rallied almost 60% since unveiling a multi-billion-dollar buyback last fall, doubling the return of the iShares E&P ETF.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The sheer size of Devon’s buyback has the potential to move the stock meaningfully higher over the next year, given what similar repurchase programs have done for rivals in the recent past. In late 2016, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) announced plans to repurchase $3 billion in shares that it would fund by selling assets. The company completed that authorization last year and added another $2 billion to the program for 2018.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

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    What Trade War?

    Notes Goldman: “Firms expressed optimism that trade conflict would be resolved. Commentary emphasized the support for a free trade environment. Company management did not expect the disputes would escalate and affect global economic growth.”

  • [By ]

    Houston-based Halliburton Co. (HAL) stock fell during premarket trading Monday, April 23, despite reporting a 34% increase in revenue driven by expanding U.S. production, as the oilfield service provider experienced sand delivery challenges and took a charge related to its business in Venezuela.

  • [By Taylor Muckerman]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Sarah Priestley and analyst Taylor Muckerman go through a grab bag of questions from listeners. They explain the issues surrounding Permian Basin production, why investors might want to check out midstream company Enterprise Products Partners(NYSE:EPD), a few important things to know about oil services companies Halliburton(NYSE:HAL) and Schlumberger(NYSE:SLB), and what might become of the beleaguered offshore industry.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aristotle Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,886,928 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after purchasing an additional 230,408 shares during the quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC owned 0.56% of Halliburton worth $229,392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    For top oilfield services picks, Seaport says to keep it simple: Halliburton Co. (HAL) and Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP) are the best bets, the firm contends. 

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded 8% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 20th. In the last week, Electra has traded 12.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. Electra has a market capitalization of $34.87 million and $128,874.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can now be purchased for $0.0014 or 0.00000020 BTC on exchanges including Fatbtc, Novaexchange, CoinFalcon and CryptoBridge.

  • [By ]

    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to profile some of the best under-the-radar growth stocks on the market today. Read on to see why they selected Encana(NYSE:ECA), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) as top growth stocks for in-the-know investors.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded down 5.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on June 12th. Over the last seven days, Electra has traded down 25.7% against the U.S. dollar. Electra has a market cap of $34.53 million and approximately $134,011.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can currently be bought for $0.0013 or 0.00000020 BTC on exchanges including CryptoBridge, Fatbtc, CoinFalcon and Coinhouse.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The only potential problem for investors has been Enterprise’s funding choices. Partnerships are designed to pass cash on to unitholders, leaving little money for capital investments. That means that capital spending is often funded by issuing debt, potentially increasing leverage, or new units, which dilutes current unitholders. The latter is the key issue right now. Over the past five years the partnership’s unit count has increased by nearly 20%. For comparison, Magellan Midstream Partners, LP(NYSE:MMP) has effectively issued no new units over the same span while still managing to expand its business with sizable capital projects.

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Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market largely gained ground on Friday, although triple-digit gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were offset somewhat by modest losses in the Nasdaq Composite. European Union tariffs were set to take effect today on more than $3 billion in U.S. goods, representing the latest escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and trade partners across the globe. Yet investors were ready for a break after several days of poor performance for the overall market, and good news from several companies helped set a positive mood on Wall Street. Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), WillScot (NASDAQ: WSC), and Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $22.09, but opened at $21.63. Marathon Oil shares last traded at $21.47, with a volume of 12430818 shares traded.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) which traded down over 5% at $19.99. The stocks 52-week range is $10.55 to $22.12. Volume was over 17 million compared to the daily average volume of 12.8 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its price target upped by Numis Securities from GBX 250 ($3.39) to GBX 280 ($3.80) in a research report report published on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) is another oil producer built for $50 oil. At that level, Marathon can generate enough cash to grow its U.S. oil production 25% to 30% this year, while at $60 oil, the company can produce $500 million in free cash — and even more at current prices. Marathon Oil has a range of options for that money, including buying back shares, boosting the dividend, paying off debt, or acquiring more drillable land.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down about 4% at $42.73. The stocks 52-week range is $33.60 to $51.21. Volume was over 6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.5 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jason Hall, John Bromels, and Daniel Miller]

    To help you find the best values — not just cheap stocks — three Motley Fool investors did some legwork and uncovered three stocks that have some surprisingly attractive value properties:Starbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX),Apache Corporation(NYSE:APA), andWinnebago Industries Inc.(NYSE:WGO).

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $71 target price (versus a $50.48 close) at Morgan Stanley.

    Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included DocuSign, Embraer, Goodyear, Macy’s, Micron Technologies, Raytheon, Smartsheet and more.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.75, but opened at $48.93. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $50.12, with a volume of 80658 shares trading hands.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $56 from $45 (versus a $50.78 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY) is a company that I’ve discussed in reports for Distressed Value Investing. While its prospects have improved with higher oil prices, there is still a fair amount of concern about the company’s high amount of leverage. Due to its hedges and a widening WTI Midland to WTI Cushing differential, Legacy’s estimated realized prices for oil in 2018 and 2019 have only improved around $2-2.50 per barrel over the last month and a half, compared to an $8-9 increase in WTI Cushing strip prices. This means that Legacy’s projected cash flow isn’t benefiting much from the higher oil prices, and after its downward revision in production guidance, the company may not be able to pay down debt in 2018 or 2019 (assuming its current capital expenditure budget).

This high amount of leverage has left its unsecured notes yielding approximately 13-14% to maturity, which indicates still significant concern about restructuring. I’ve estimated that Legacy’s assets are worth less than $6 per share (assuming that its C-Corp conversion goes through), and that based on its bond prices, a fair price may be under $4 per share to allow for the restructuring risk.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: McDermott International, Inc.(MDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 300,448 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,298 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in McDermott International were worth $1,853,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) shares shot up 15 percent to $6.98 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.

  • [By Sarah Priestley]

    McDermott International(NYSE:MDR). They’rein the process of buying Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI). They arepossibly a little overvalued right now, butthey are a big project company. They’ve beenstruggling recently with a lack of spending in energy and mining,which we’ve seen across the board with energy. That should be starting to shake out now.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) is the leading cloud-based software platform for the global fitness, wellness, and beauty services industry. Mindbody’s software helps these often small- and midsize-businesses run their operations more efficiently and profitably, with tools like online appointment setting, staff management, marketing, analytics, and payments, among others. Moreover, with plans starting at $125 per month, Mindbody offers a scalable platform that can grow along with its customers. The company says that its offerings are therefore appropriate for local businesses all the way up to national chains and large enterprises.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Mindbody(NASDAQ:MB)reported first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Tuesday. The online platform provider for the fitness, wellness, and beauty services industries posted revenue growth of 28% and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06, versus a loss of $0.03 in the year-ago period.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

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    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA cut its position in shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) by 1.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 445,259 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,975 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.13% of CME Group worth $72,016,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $43.03 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $84.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.25 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, CME Group had the 11th highest net out-flow for the day. CME Group traded up $0.26 for the day and closed at $170.48

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cashme (CURRENCY:CME) traded down 0.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on May 23rd. One Cashme coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on popular exchanges. Over the last week, Cashme has traded 55.3% higher against the US dollar. Cashme has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Cashme was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tahoe Resources, Inc.(TAHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    A number of research firms recently weighed in on TAHO. ValuEngine upgraded Tahoe Resources from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 16th. TheStreet downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on Tahoe Resources in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) and Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Nonetheless, there are many smaller players with slick investor presentations making promises of big rewards. That could sound intriguing if you’ve caught the gold bug, but it’s important to remember the risks involved when investing in the industry. Luckily, some gold stocks come with big red flags and flashing red lights. Here’s why investors might want to avoid Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO), and Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet lowered shares of Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) (TSE:THO) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on TAHO. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on Tahoe Resources in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. They set a buy rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tahoe Resources from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine downgraded Tahoe Resources from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded Tahoe Resources from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Tahoe Resources has an average rating of Hold.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tahoe Resources Inc (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$8.33.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 71.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,261 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 38,440 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 4.37% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $19,006,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.